Saturday, May 7, 2016

Christmas Card for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  I volunteered to work so the nurse with little kids can be off.  I don't have kids, but I am a doggy momma.  It's been awhile, so thought you might enjoy seeing Fritz enjoying the sun while he's on Squirrel Watch.  My bird feeders have attracted a couple squirrels that drive him crazy!  He's so good, though, & stops barking when I tell him no.  We're having summer weather already & the roses love it!  Last night I saw the first rose of the season on my "Mother's Rose" tree rose--just in time for Mother's Day.  
The buds are gorgeous, although it's not my favorite once they open. Better get to my card which happen to be for Christmas.  Merry Monday's theme is Ombre & Glitter--which I actually did last week & was honored to get HM. As soon as I saw the theme I had an ombre glitter tree in mind--hoping I had 3 shades of green glitter.  Sure enough, I did, & the Impression Obsession tree was perfect for the technique.  I used self adhesive 
fun foam which works great for glitter or foil.  The background is done with SSS Falling Snow stencil & Heidi Swapp white Art Screen Ink--beautiful glimmer. The very old sentiment is stamped in Delicata Shimmery Silver which I also used to ink the circle frame.  A dark green scrap was cut for the card front & called it good.  I'm also entering Country View Challenges, Little Tangles & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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31 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, Greta! And Fritz looks so cute!

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  2. That's a lovely gesture offering to work today Greta. Another pretty card as well.

    B x

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  3. A beautiful card Greta. It is so pretty with the variegated green embossing powders

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  4. Hi Greta, I love what you've done with the tree, the layers of glitter is fantastic! Beautiful card. Your Fritz looks so sweet. Happy Mom of a Dog Day :) Very kind of you to work today. xx

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  5. This is a gorgeous tree. I love the green glitters. What a great idea to layer different color glitters.

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  6. Love love love your tree! Thanks so much for joining Merry Monday!

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  7. this is amazing, greta!!! love the glittery ombre tree!! this says winner to me!!

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  8. Oh my, think I'm in love with your glittery, circle card. That ombre tree is gorgeous.

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  9. your ombre tree is so pretty - darling doggy, beautiful rose - and so generous of you to work today

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  10. Your ombre tree is gorgeous Greta. I love the round shape and the snow background.

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  11. How kind of you to volunteer at work so the Mom could take the day off! Bet she appreciated that!
    Would love to borrow your cute Fritz - we have too many mischievous squirrels here.
    Your glittery tree on the round card is spectacular! Love it!

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  12. I need to find some of that foam! I love the results with your ombre, glitter tree! And that round card is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! PS Fritz is such a handsome fella! I hope his bark scares the squirrels off.

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  13. What a handsome boy Fritz is. He looks so relaxed lying there in the sun.

    Your card is lovely Greta. I really like the hombre effect you've achieved. Barbxx

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  14. Wow! This is just gorgeous - that tree is a real wow-zers!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  15. Greta...you are just the sweetest! And what a fabulous card...just love your amazing tree!

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  16. Loving your ombre and glittered tree Greta, fabulous shaped Christmas card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

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  17. OH, Greta, what a darling & fun shaped Christmas card. I love the glittered tree. Beautifully done!

    Your photos made me smile-- sweet Fritz...gorgeous rose.
    Have a lovely day.

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  18. Your card is beautiful! Love that design... Love your Fritz too! I am back home enjoying the good weather ... It was wet and cold on our vacation ... sigh!

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  19. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  20. Love your ombre glittered tree...it's beautiful! You are so kind to volunteer to cover other nurses, Greta! Aww...Fritz seems to have grown.

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  21. Fritz looks just like Papi when he sits right in front of our glass door facing the backyard, is that the patio Fritz at, they wood panel looks great, ours are so wore out and have been delaying on a make over.
    Lovely flowers, don't you just love this time of the year, they bloom like crazy.
    And such a beautiful card, oh ya, so kind of you to to volunteer so they the moms can get a break!

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  22. Hi, Greta! Love your dog pic. He's so cute. Also love your ombre glitter - very pretty!

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  23. Your glitter tree is fantastic, Greta, and the falling snow behind is perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  24. Your little boy Fritz is so so cute!!! It will be in the 90's here starting tomorrow! I spent yesterday deadheading and adding soil to pots etc.. I got happy mail on Saturday!!! What a wonderful surprise! Thank You Friend! I was beautiful!!! And so is the tree on this card, stunning!

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  25. There's your cute patootie furry fella!! LOVE the pretty glittery ombre look on your tree Greta, this is an amazing card!!

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  26. You are so kind and thoughtful, Greta! And that little Fritz is so handsome!!! What a beautiful rose too!!!

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  27. Greta, keep this design handy, what a fabulous card. Love the greens and white. So clean and lovely.

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  28. Fabulous card Greta ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  29. Super card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  30. Crushing over that wonderful glittery tree! Always enjoy photos of your beautiful roses and, of course, your handsome Fritz! My schnauzers used to go crazy over squirrels, too, as in frenzied crazy! Too funny...nothing like the distinctive schnauzer barking *grin*...
    Hugs~c

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  31. I adore your glittery tree - not sure where you have used a stencil but love your card! thanks for joining us at Country view challenges. Hugs rachel x

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